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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

No learning loss in Sweden

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In Sweden, which kept schools open throughout the pandemic, first- through third-graders made normal progress in reading, concludes a newly published study. There was no learning loss. Disadvantaged students did not lose ground.

Keeping schools open avoided “lasting damage” to children, writes Alex Gutentag on Tablet. “When Sweden kept schools open for children up to age 16 without masks in the spring of 2020, for example, not a single child died, and teachers were not at elevated risk for severe COVID-19.”

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